Samoa Bundt Cake from

Happy Friday everyone!  What a week filled with good times.

Cable guy came by on Monday and improved our cable speed/connection. I am whizzing along now. Went to a OC Media night for Women in New Media at Antonello Ristorante. Then celebrated the birthday of a dear friend afterwards.

Tuesday – Took all three beagles to the vet twice.  No worries, it was a maintenance related visit. The beagle brigade is healthy and happy.

Then there was Wednesday. Wednesday was a legendary. Keep reading.

Thursday – We drove, with the little people, to visit UCLA. The campus is still as beautiful as ever. Then jumped over to Warner Brothers in Burbank, followed by Dinner at Morton’s. Hey found three new wines to love; Freak-out by Luna, Etude Pinot Noir, and finally Cherry Pie Pinot Noir. The Cherry Pie is from Jayson Woodbridge of Hundred Acre’s Pinot Noir project.

Which brings us to today – FRIDAY!

My friend Betsy, posted this recipe on her site BESTYSLIFE.COM on Wednesday. It was icing on the cake of a great week. Pun intended.

Be sure to check out her site. It is pure eye candy. I would also like to share with you that Betsy is the nicest, sweetest, San Diego lady around. I wish she lived next door so I could drop in to see what the smells were wafting from her kitchen. That would be divine. Here is why.

Without further adieu, ladies and gentleman, hang onto your seats, I bring you Betsy’s Wednesday recipe:

samoa cake

Now I’m not going to lie, this took nearly all day to make, but on the flip side, the people I fed it to responded with cheering and hugs. No joke. If you want to impress your friends, this is the cake to do it!

Samoa Bundt Cake recipe from Breakfast to Bed


Batter #1

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup ap flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Batter #2

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 T ap flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk

for the frosting

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • topping 1 1/2 cups toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted

Before you do anything, either stick the whole, unopened can of condensed milk in your crock pot and submerge it by at least 3 inches and cook it on medium for 10 hours or on high for 7. Alternatively, you can boil it on the stove FULLY SUBMERGED AT ALL TIMES for 4 hours. Let it cool.

Preheat the oven to 350F

Prepare each batter separately. This is a marble cake. For each cake type, beat butter (or oil) and sugar(s) on medium high until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time mixing well. Add in milk and vanilla (if applicable) and mix until well combined. In separate bowls sift together dry ingredients for each batter. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly and mix until well combined.

(add boiling water for cocoa cake HERE)

Grease and flour the Bundt pan WELL

layer the cake pouring some of the brown sugar batter, then cocoa batter, then brown sugar, until both batter bowls are empty. Tap Bundt pan on the counter a couple times to remove bubbles. Bake approximately 1 hour or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean. (Mine only took about 50 minutes)


For the frosting

toast sweetened flaked coconut either on a cookie sheet in the oven on 350F tossing occasionally or in a dry skillet constantly stirring until desired color is reached. Beat cooled cooked condensed milk, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and salt for 3 minutes. Add in 1 cup toasted coconut. Chill for 1 hour

frost cake with frosting and top with remaining toasted coconut.

melt chocolate chips in the microwave, place in a pastry bag with a small tip or Ziploc bag with a corner cut out about 1/4″ up from the corner, and drizzle stripes on the cake.

Betsy kat

Thanks for sharing your post with Ksugarandspice Betsy. I now plan on spending my weekend in the kitchen making a Samoa Bundt Cake. I can’t wait.

Have a great weekend Friends!



  1. WOW. Wow. wow. That is all I can think of.

  2. Oh. my. heavens. This looks incredibly delicious. Scratch that… sinfully delicious.
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  3. Woah!this makes me stun, I have finished my lunch for today and I need something sweet,I probably have to taste this.looks delicious.

  4. Sounds insane and insanely delicious! Good for you!!
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  5. I am salivating… hmmmm

  6. This was the HIT for our Easter gathering. Thanks for all the work!

  7. I attempted this recipe today. The cake came out very well, the frosting on the other hand was not that great. It seperated while it was in the fridge for an hour, was very runny to the point that I threw most of it away because it was running off of the cake.
    This recipe took a long time to make, and the end result was not worth it.

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